Southern Utah vs. North Dakota: Recap, Stats, and Box Score

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Southern Utah vs. North Dakota: Recap, Stats, and Box Score
Southern Utah 52
(11-20, 2-14 away)
North Dakota 69
(16-15, 10-5 home)
Venue: Dahlberg Arena
7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT, March 14, 2013
Box Score
1st 2nd Final
Southern Utah 25 27 52
North Dakota 28 41 69
Top Performers
Points Rebounds Assists
Southern Utah J Stevenett 15 J Johnson 8 J Johnson 2
North Dakota T Huff 15 M Wilmer 14 J Webb 5

North Dakota held Southern Utah to only 28.8 percent from the floor and waxed the Thunderbirds 69-52 in the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament on Thursday, Mar. 14. North Dakota had a small 28-25 lead at halftime, but then put Southern Utah away with a big second half. The Fighting Sioux now have a record of 2-1 against Southern Utah this season. The Fighting Sioux got a double-double out of Mitch Wilmer with 11 points and 14 rebounds. Troy Huff also had an outstanding game, scoring a team-high 15 points and adding seven rebounds (4 Ast 4 Stl). For the Thunderbirds, Jackson Stevenett got a game-high 15 points and four rebounds. Southern Utah (11-20) finished the regular season seventh in the Big Sky with an 8-12 conference record.

North Dakota Game Notes

  • This game was statistically over in the 2nd half with 4:00 left to go.
  • The win over Southern Utah extended the North Dakota winning streak to four games.
  • UND beat the spread by 15 points. That makes the 15th time this season the Fighting Sioux have beaten the spread.
  • The Fighting Sioux have won every game this season (7-0) after recording 42 or more rebounds.
  • North Dakota has won 80 percent of the time this season (4-1) when its three-point percentage has been 47.4 percent or better.
  • UND has won every game this season (6-0) when opponents record 52 or fewer total points.
  • UND has won every game this season (7-0) after holding an opponent to under 26.3 percent three-point percentage.
  • This season North Dakota has won 80 percent of the time (8-2) when Troy Huff plays 35 minutes or more.
  • Mitch Wilmer recorded a team season high in rebounds with 14 and defensive rebounds with 11.
  • The top two scorers (Troy Huff and Aaron Anderson) accounted for 42.0 percent of the points.
  • Mitch Wilmer accounted for 33.3 percent of the team's rebounds.
  • Troy Huff has led the team in scoring in 15 out of 31 games this season.
  • Mitch Wilmer has led the team in rebounding in nine out of 31 games this season.
  • Troy Huff has 11 straight double-digit point games.
  • Mitch Wilmer recorded the second double-digit rebound game of his career.
  • Mitch Wilmer recorded a double-double. It was the second of his career.
  • Mitch Wilmer had career highs with 14 rebounds, 11 defensive rebounds, and four blocks.

Southern Utah Game Notes

  • This loss extended the Thunderbirds losing streak to five games.
  • The top two scorers (Jackson Stevenett and Chris Nsenki) accounted for 44.2 percent of the points.
  • Jackson Stevenett has led the team in scoring 17 times in 31 games this season.
  • Jordan Johnson set career highs with eight rebounds and eight defensive rebounds.
SUU PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
BJ. Stevenett371541211
B-Cal Hanks16530110
B-Jayson Cheesman18641001
C+Damon Heuir23861002
C+A.J. Hess32731100
CTyson Koehler8121100
CJordan Johnson30282112
CChris Nsenki31802102
-Jaren Jeffery5010001
UND PlayersMinsPtsRebAstStlBlkTO
A+Mitch Wilmer2511140040
ATroy Huff351574403
B+Jamal Webb34775103
BAaron Anderson351423003
B-Lenny Antwi101000002
C+Josh Schuler241010000
C+Brandon Brekke11060011
D+Doug Archer11210000
DShane Benton11010000
-Jordan Allard3000000

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